Thursday, January 26, 2023

The Nets, From Laughter To Ring Talk: Now They Beat The Bucks

about Brooklyn Nets It’s a mystery that’s becoming increasingly difficult to fathom, from the near-dissolution of a Pharaonic project to the total undercurrent of a team that demands, too seriously, that they be mentioned in select conversations about the Ring. And seeing what has been seen, how many games have been won and who, they will have to pay attention because, although they seem to be improving by being quiet, it is impossible not to be seen, an impressive eighth consecutive win against milwaukee bucks (118-100) of giannis antetocampo Call the Bucks’ possession leadership after a serious improvement over the Warriors (143-113) to settle for fourth place in the East (20-12) and it’s not there yet (22-9).

they enjoyed it from the stands zlatan ibrahimovic After the days of Roger Federer. Greats from other sports are joining the miraculous renaissance being witnessed at the Barclays Center, where chants of ‘MVP’ Kevin Durant, which wanted to ‘escape’ the summer before Panorama existed, has become the soundtrack. he won’t be so upset when he is Shooting like never before in my career, 80% from the restricted area, over 70% from the paint and 57% from the midrange.


But the best part is that against the Warriors, without Stephen Curry Although ‘Antito’ was in the Bucks, the Nets durant Supernatural—24 points (9/17 shooting), 6 assists and 5 rebounds—plus an ‘extra’ Kyrie Irving Absence against Golden State – 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists from point guard with 6/18 in TC. Who couldn’t say long ago that Brooklyn, with visible needs As for the lack of size on their roster, they will go past two champions without Kyrie or Kevin Burning. cause, he jack vaughn, With the positivity and passion that he exudes, he has worked around his ‘dynamic duo’ to create a real team that lifts off their extraordinary partner at the same time.

They’ve got it on both sides of the track Nick Claxton -18 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals-, already finished as a defensive specialist, his great job limiting Giannis Antetokounmpo, 26 points 13 rebounds but only able to take 13 shots In addition to having -7 to 9-making turnovers. Seen as a weak link in the starting quintet – even by Durant himself – he was not expected but he is there.

and with that royce o’neill (17 goals) And above all, ben simmons, Claiming to be a ‘two-way player’ with his 12 points, 11 captures and 8 basket passes, Vaughan recovered for the cause, which ‘came’ for rebounds like the Australians or Irving. Of course, it could not be expected that he would sign up. TJ Warren Two years post-injury, with maximum efficiency

With the loss against the Celtics as the final negative example, the Nets were examining their status as a rising contender for a ring in their first duel against the current leader of the East, still testing asking for more If one takes into account that the Bucks, who are the first in the line of favorites, are the team with the largest size, only Brooklyn is lacking. But through Vaughan’s tactical astuteness and collective spirit, the New York franchise made a virtue of their need to not only limit ‘Antito’ but to point it out in defense, like Brooke Lopez, For some, the two top scorers for the Bucks, 26 goals for the Greek and 23 for the American, were the ones who accumulated team-worst plus-minus scores of -20 and -27 behind -30. Grayson Allen.

Variation is the key to defensive efficiency, especially against stars with as many resources as Giannis, and that’s exactly what the Nets did to collectively disarm the Greeley, resorting to the zone and ‘box and 1’ , and individually, sometimes added ben simmons -The rare ‘specimen’ that defends the spindle and then directs the infection-, along with others Nick Claxtonwith other Kevin Durant, Who offered an excellent defense in the post.

Las help They multiplied in penetration or in a mismatched position on the side of the Greek, the plan to defend him in detail was very well defined, clearly specifying a big player with whom he was going to block the Greek – Even if it is ‘small’ like a holiday-, to avoid ‘mismatch’ When ‘Antito’ had not yet entered the game, the task was to replace or separate if it was a younger player who had stayed with him. In it Perimeter In triple- with -24% 9/37, the solution was never found either.

There were so many boundary lines on the Brooklyn defense that they made the weak point of the Bucks’ strong point. 7 disadvantages The Greeks and they ‘lined up’ with triples in transition, although Vaughan’s men were very clear about it in five versus five, attacking defenses immersed in Lopez’s ‘drop’ straight into blocks with instant shots or penetrating , while simultaneously taking advantage of their sunken defenses ‘antito’, Cheated more than once with a cut on his back. And though Budenholzer’s team shut down all roads, Durant’s at the post and that mid-range wobbler who hits more often than misses (57%).

Milwaukee managed to inject some emotion later in the second half break clear 60-47 And on top of all that, 77-59 facing a final quarter 10 down (85-75) in the middle of the third quarter. The Bucks began to read attacks better and take it more slowly, realizing that no matter how well they defended, the Nets still suffered from a lack of size and difficulty getting near the basket. Brook Lopez Was Better Than Anyone If ‘Antito’ He Found Out How It Happened, With 12 points power forward and 5 assists from Greek. Although Vaughn followed a habit of letting Irving ‘let go’ in the second half, always giving the point guard more minutes during that period, the Nets had no problem withstanding Milwaukee’s pressure and the margin never exceeded 10 points. did not fall below The point guard recorded 15 of his 18 field goals.

Accumulation of losses in the last days against teams at or close to the elite -Grizzlies, Cavaliers and now the Nets-, thought-provoking Bucks as everything runs smoothly in Brooklyn. to stay off the slope with Simmons for more than a year after his act of rebellion against Philadelphia in which he left for Ft. james harden, Durant’s escape attempt, Steve Nash’s firing and Irving’s another scare, the rich Nets were a laughing stock and now they are the wonder everyone is jealous of. What does not kill you makes you stronger.

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